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Welcome from Head of School

Dear APAC Table Tennis families and friends,
Warmest greetings from Concordia International School Shanghai! It is our honor and privilege to host you for the APAC Table Tennis.   
As a former coach and athletic director, I hold the belief that athletics plays a significant role in the development of well-rounded individuals.   A love for athletic performance inspires passion, discipline, and a common understanding of hard work.  
As a young athlete, I learned the value of hard work, commitment, collaboration, teamwork and practice, practice, practice! The exhilaration of a successful accomplishment, shared with teammates and coaches, imprinted memories that last a lifetime!   
We are excited to have you in Shanghai over the next few days.  Blessing on both your time here and your team performances!

Mr. Steve Winkelman
Head of School


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Welcome from High School Principal

Dear APAC athletes, coaches, parents, and fans,
Concordia International School Shanghai welcomes you to APAC Table Tennis! This event is not only the culmination of the hard work and training by the athletes, but also the work of coaches, supportive parents, and the Concordia athletic department. A special thank you to Turner Neal and his team for all of their efforts in preparation for this event.
I expect the next few days will be filled with intense effort and thrilling matches full of aces, drop shots, backhands, rallies, and break points. To all of our spectators, we hope you gain a great appreciation for the gifts and talents of Tennis. Athletes, I encourage you to take the opportunity to personally thank those who helped you make it to APAC.
While you are here, you are a part of our community. We encourage you to make new connections with others and to forge new friendships. Fans and athletes, I ask you to uphold the Concordia tradition of positive support and appreciation of all competitors. APAC tournaments should be fun, loud, exciting and encouraging!
Please don’t hesitate to ask if you need anything during your visit. Good luck and leave Shanghai with more friends than you had when you arrived!

Ms. Eileen Backman
High School Principal

Welcome from Director of Athletics

Welcome APAC Table Tennis Players, Coaches and Fans,
The Concordia Community is so excited to welcome you to Shanghai, and especially back to our school. We have missed the camaraderie, competition, and fun that our APAC friends bring to our campus. It has been far too long since we were last able to gather together, and we are thrilled to be able to do so again.
A number of people have assisted in making this tournament happen.  I would like to personally thank them for their time and energy in making this event happen.  Thank you to our APAC leadership for allowing us to reschedule this tournament, our Operations team for helping with setups, our marketing team who have created our brochures, our admin support team in the Athletic Department who have done the legwork for the event, and our greater school community for all of the work they have done to make this event possible.
Thanks for traveling to Shanghai for the weekend.  We hope to help make your visit a pleasant one.   If there is anything you need, please let us know.  Good luck on the tables!
Turner Neal
Director of Athletics